The Overstory


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"An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These four, and five other strangers-each summoned in different ways by trees-are ...

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Jan 8, 2021

Fantastic and not fantasy

Excellent book for all of us who love forests and feel good around trees, but maybe don't know what forests and trees do for us, without our asking or input. Terrific writing, with large cast of characters (including the trees) and well drawn out story lines. Would recommend highly!! Loved the science, and look forward to reading more by this author.

Jim R

Jun 22, 2020


This book not only tells an excellent and compelling story, but it folds in an encyclopedic amount of eco-facts about man's relationship to and consumption of one of Nature's most vital resources-- trees. It is, at turns, maddening, tragic and hopeful. A certain wake-up call.

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